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Paraoptometric - Health Professions Network

Depending upon experience, paraoptometrics perform a variety of duties such as front desk procedures, billing and coding of insurance claims, and patient scheduling. Under the supervision of their employing optometrist, paraoptometrics may also perform more clinical duties such as pre-testing patients, contact lens procedures, and ophthalmic optics and dispensing of eyewear. Front office procedures, chair-side assisting, pre-testing, contact lens instruction, frame styling and fitting, and visio…

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For Students - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) LifeWorks™ Explore health and medical science careers. Choose Allied Health: The Right Choice for America, Quality Health Care and Your Career. Careers in Allied Health (American Medical Association) Health Care Careers e-Letter (American Medical Association) Students K-12: Allied Health Care Careers Brochure. See also: Careers in Coding, FYI.

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Careers in Coding: FYI - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) In the Health Care Careers e-Letter of the American Medical Association (AMA), a number of readers have responded to an e-mail from a Certified Coding Associate, who described "the gap between my medical coding education and the real world of coding in the job market," and her inability to find an entry-level position in medical coding.. Many readers have written to the e-Letter to describe ...

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Kinesiotherapist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) A Kinesiotherapist determines the appropriate evaluation tools and interventions necessary to establish, in collaboration with the client, a goal-specific treatment plan. The role of the kinesiotherapist demands intelligence, judgment, honesty, interpersonal skills, and the capacity to react to emergencies in a calm and reasoned manner.

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Polysomnographic Technologist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Since the early 1970s, polysomnographic technologists have been the technical group specially trained to perform polysomnograms (PSG) for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep/arousal disorders, including the management of nasal positive airway pressure (nPAP) titration for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). 1 These individuals function independently to safely operate sophisticated medical equipment to record sleep/wake physiology. 2They work under the direct supervision of a physician who practices …

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Health Educator - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Health education is a social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical, and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability, and premature death through theory-based voluntary behavior change activities, programs, campaigns, and research.

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Certified Surgical Assistants - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Surgical Assisting is a specialty profession that requires specific training over and above a degree in science, nursing, physician assisting, and more. Additionally, the National Surgical Assistant Association requires clinical training “at the table” to reach the advanced skill level requirements to be eligible to sit for the CSA Examination.

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Medical Librarian - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Types of positions available Medical librarians hold a wide variety of jobs in health information sciences. They can be library directors, medical librarians, or Web managers at an academic medical center, a collection development librarian at a university library, a reference librarian at a hospital, director of a nursing school library, an ...

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Medical Laboratory Technician - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Medical Laboratory Technicians perform less complex tests and laboratory procedures than Medical Technologists. Technicians may: 1. Prepare specimens and operate automated analyzers. 2. Perform manual tests in accordance with detailed instructions. 3. Work under the supervision of Medical Laboratory Technologists or Laboratory Managers

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Cytotechnologist - Health Professions Network

  Chicago, IL

Posted: (52 years ago) This information is one in a series describing laboratory careers. For more information on a career in laboratory science contact the American Society for Clinical Pathology at: American Society for Clinical Pathology Attn: Career Information 2100 W. Harrison Street Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: 1-800-621-4142 or 1-312-738-1336 Fax: 1-312-738-0102 ...

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Featured Health Professions - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Orthoptics, literally meaning "straight eyes," is one of the medical sciences specializing in eye care. Orthoptics is the study of the development of vision, depth perception and the ability to use the eyes together, eye alignment, eye movements, and eye coordination. (more…) Orthotist and Prosthetist.

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Opthalmic Assistant - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Average skills in health science, math, and computers; Adequate vision and hearing to perform necessary clinical duties; The ability to learn how to operate ophthalmic equipment; The ability to obtain knowledge and skills on the job or through educational courses; Volunteer experience in health care and first aid training is helpful but not ...

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Orthoptist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Even in this economy, when many employers are cutting back, there is a growing need for orthoptists! For more information regarding a career in orthoptics, please contact: American Orthoptic Council c/o Leslie France, Administrator 3914 Nakoma Road Madison WI, 53711 (608) 233-5383 [email protected] or visit the website at www.orthoptics.org.

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Radiologic Technologist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Students follow many paths into radiologic technology. Some attend two-year programs based in hospitals, earning a certificate when they graduate. Other students enroll in two-year programs at community colleges or technical schools, earning an associate degree. And others choose to attend four-year programs at universities and colleges, graduating with a bachelor's degree. There are nearly 1,000 accredited programs in the United States, but radiologic science students don't spend all of their time i…

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Medical Dosimetrist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) On-the-job training is a position offered within a radiation oncology department therefore requiring supervision by a certified medical physicist or certified medical dosimetrist. To acquire on-the-job training, one is usually a Radiation Therapist first. This requires attending a …

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Radiology Administrator - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Many hold an associate's degree in an imaging science from a community college. Some have a bachelor's degree in radiologic sciences, health science, business or another related subject and some administrators also hold a Master's degree, particularly a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Health Administration (MHA).

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A Day in the Life of a Health Science Educator - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 09, 2021  · The job outlook for health science teachers is excellent because health careers are high-demand, high-wage jobs. Student enrollment in health science pathways is consistently an area of high interest nationwide. However, the job retention rate for health science teachers is 50-75% because of the demands of teaching in public school versus the ...

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A Day in the Life of a Histotechnologist - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Oct 15, 2020  · A Day in the Life of a Histotechnologist. October 15, 2020 January 7, 2021 Kurt Jensen. This blog is the fourth in a series of profiles of different clinical health professions represented by Health Professions Network member organizations. These profiles are intended to give students and those looking at prospective careers in health care an ...

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Dietetic Technician - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) The associate degree course work for dietetic technicians includes a variety of classes in food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management and a range of general science courses. DTRs work in: Hospitals, HMOs, clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospices, home health care programs, and research facilities, helping to treat ...

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EMS Paramedic - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) The Emergency Medical Science curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.

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Registered Dietitian - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Dietetics is the application of the sciences of food and nutrition to health. It’s a vital, growing profession open to creativity and opportunity, and the possibilities are endless. What is the difference between a registered dietitian (RD) and a nutritionist?

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Technologist - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 07, 2021  · A Day in the Life of a Medical Technologist. January 7, 2021 January 7, 2021 Kurt Jensen. This blog is the fifth in a series of profiles of different clinical health professions represented by Health Professions Network member organizations. These profiles are intended to give students and those looking at prospective careers in health care an ...

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Occupational Therapist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) Occupational therapists are members of a health discipline who focus on enabling function and well-being for people whose ability to perform daily activities is limited by physical or emotional disease, injury, birth defects, social deprivation, poverty or aging, through the …

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Recreational Therapist - Health Professions Network

Posted: (52 years ago) A recreational therapist utilizes a wide range of interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure needs of their clients. A recreational therapist works with the client, their family members and others significant to the improvement of their health condition. Recreational therapists assist clients ...

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A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 13, 2020  · This blog is the second in a series of profiles of different clinical health professions represented by Health Professions Network member organizations. These profiles are intended to give students and those looking at prospective careers in health care an accurate, professional perspective on different health care fields, specialties and careers.

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Stackable Credentials in Health Care: an Update - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 02, 2019  · Mary Beth Lakin, director of the Center for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education, and Tara Underwood, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Middle Georgia State University, summarized the issue in a 2017 piece for the Council of State Governments. "There are now over 26,000 educational programs in the ...

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Fundamentals of Health Care Competencies - Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Demonstrating a commitment to effective job performance by taking action on one's own and following through to get the job done. 1.4.1 Persisting. Pursue work with drive and a strong accomplishment orientation. Persist to accomplish a task despite difficult conditions, tight deadlines, or obstacles and setbacks. 1.4.2 Taking initiative

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